Kickass, the doorstop dog, wonders if there is no end to the depressing news that comes in a tsunami on a daily basis? In looking for something to be upbeat about, the keeper read about the candy company that has been making those little heart-shaped “BE MINE” Valentine’s Day things for something like 187 years.
The company has somehow failed and was on the auction block, which is sad in itself, but it gets worse. It seems that at a Food and Drug administration inspection last May rodent excrement was found “too numerous to count.”
What that means, of course, is that an icon of Valentine’s Day last year probably contained rat shit, and it just doesn’t get any more demoralizing than that, except on the political level.